Programs and courses

Our programs cover the core elements of web development, from design to databases. We offer multiple courses within each program.

See below for a broad overview of our four major programs and the course options available under each program.

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Back-End Engineering
Back-End Engineering

Back-End Engineering focuses on the logic and database needs required to run and scale web applications. Back-end products combine databases, APIs, and user interface frameworks. Back-end developers deploy fully-formed products to the cloud, integrate with online services, and enable mobile and front-end applications.

Back-End Engineering courses
C# and .NET

C# is an elegant and robust language that enables anyone to build a variety of applications that run on the .NET Framework. You can use C# to create web applications, Windows applications, web APIs, database applications and much more.


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Java is one of the most ubiquitous and versatile languages in the industry. It runs behind-the-scenes for a large portion of the websites you use daily, as well as in many desktop and smartphone apps. It’s well-suited for large programs that...

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby is loved for its English-like syntax and the superpowers developers feel when writing it. Ruby code will connect to databases, other applications on the internet, and generate HTML for web applications. It sits on the server and powers...

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Python and Django

Python is a versatile language used in a wide variety of industries, and it also makes an excellent “first” language for anyone interested in learning programming.

It is increasingly applied in the field of scientific...

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Free online Mini Courses let you try a little code to get a taste for what programming is like. They should only take a few hours to complete.

Front-End Engineering
Front-End Engineering

Front-End Engineering focuses on creating experiences in web browser that users see and interact with. The discipline covers a broad area, from web design principles to complex JavaScript applications that manage data. The tools used in front-end engineering are ubiquitous--no matter the technology used on the back end, front-enders are responsible for delivering the experience and data to the person using the web application.

Front-End Engineering courses
HTML, CSS and JavaScript

The Iron Yard Foundational courses are intended to teach the fundamentals of Web Development for people interested in learning more about tech. The Front-End Web Development Foundational course will enable you to build a functioning interactive...

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JavaScript and MVC Frameworks

JavaScript is an incredible language to learn for anyone interested in getting into programming. It is the only programing language that can run on the front end of a website, meaning that if you want to have any dynamic interaction on your...

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UI Design covers an incredible amount of ground in 12 weeks, from foundational design concepts, user experience and product design to writing clean, extensible code. UI Designers design and develop responsive websites, using industry-approved design programs from Adobe and testing it on multiple devices and iterating to always cater to the end user.

Design courses
User Interface Design

HTML is a written language that displays, categorizes and organizes content, while CSS makes the content look good. In addition we use Sass (code that helps better organize and structure CSS code) and basic Javascript functionality and...

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Want to see if this is the right program for you?

Check out our free one night crash courses. They are the perfect way to get your hands dirty and gain the confidence to explore the world of programming.

Mobile Engineering
Mobile Engineering

Mobile Engineering focuses on creating native experiences designed specifically for mobile operating systems and the hardware on which they run. Mobile developers create tactile apps that leverage internet connectivity, content capture functionality and hardware-specific features. End users download and use those apps to consume, create and distribute using their devices wherever they are.

Mobile Engineering courses
Swift, Objective-C and iOS SDK

iOS developers use the Swift, Objective-C and C programming languages to build apps. These languages, along with the iOS SDK from Apple allow you to build apps for iPhones, iPads, the Apple TV and Apple Watch, and even macOS apps. Many devices...

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Want to see if this is the right program for you?

Check out our free one night crash courses. They are the perfect way to get your hands dirty and gain the confidence to explore the world of programming.

Our Educational Values

Thinking over syntax.
We believe syntax is the easy part of programming and that we're successful when we've helped someone learn to think like an engineer.

Quality over quantity.
We're interested in training true professionals, not getting as many people into our classes as possible

Real projects over scripted assignments.
People learn programming best by tackling hard problems with a mentor, not following a list of steps and taking a quiz.

Instructors as practitioners.
Our teachers stay sharp by taking some time off in between classes to freelance, build products and run companies, ensuring the latest, greatest curriculum every semester.

Emphasis on open source.
We deeply value the open source mindset and intentionally create and contribute to open source projects.


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